Lisbon (15)

Reclaiming At-Risk Lost Prizes in an Alternative Education Program at the University of Winnipeg

Philip Baker; Lisa Neufeld; Melissa Harder

University of Winnipeg, Canada

This workshop describes various alternative education programs for disadvantaged students at the University of Winnipeg. Successful ongoing programs will be discussed, along with future directions, initiatives, and possibilities. Also featured will be the voices of two former students who excelled academically at university and are now making a mark as teachers in their own right. It is a poignant experience to hear about their struggles, their resilience, and their triumphs as they gradually overcame some extremely difficult life challenges.